This photo collection features historical newspaper clippings showing the strange and sometimes hilarious reasons for divorce that made local headlines in the early part of the 20th century.

 

From the middle to the end of the 19th century, the divorce rate in the United States increased, and Americans obtained more divorces annually than did all of Europe.

 

Previously, divorces in the US were granted mainly to the middle and upper classes because of their cost, but the legal process became less expensive.

 

For thousands of years, man could only guess what the Earth looked like. That changed on August 23, 1966, when the world received the first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from around the Moon.

 

This photo was taken from a distance of about 236,000 miles (380,000 km) and shows half the Earth from Istanbul to Cape Town and areas to the east, which are covered at night. Although the photo did not show any details on the surface of the Earth taken in 1966, people on Earth who saw this picture were stunned to see it.

 

The 19th century was an interesting time for hair and fashion in general. Many cultural changes were taking place, and Europe and America alike saw several integral style periods, all of which gave rise to hairstyles of their own.

Women living during the Victorian era opted for more sober and subdued styles, in contrast to the trends that preceded that time. Earlier women used to go for elaborate hairstyles, extravagance and pomp were the main attractions of the time.

 When it comes to juicy gossip and provocative tabloids, few topics provide the breadth of content like celebrities. The rich, famous, and many celebrities live in a world we only dream about. Plus, either thanks to wildly unequal lives or perhaps because of them, celebrities find themselves in imaginable situations. However, the public lives of these illustrious luminaries often contrast with their private moments away from the limelight. So here's a snapshot of rare behind-the-scenes photos of some of Hollywood's legends.

Cher is one of the most iconic singers and actresses in the world, with a career spanning seven decades filled with hits, bangers and dance floor anthems - she's a true icon. Cher is as well known for her distinctive and unique singing voice as she is her personal life, Cher is considered the "Goddess of Pop" for good reason.

 

Cher emerged in 1965 as one half of the sunshine pop husband-and-wife duo Sonny & Cher, best known for their song "I Got You Babe" and a hugely popular TV show, but not before she broke free. And became a superstar in his own right.

The musical icon fully exposed his personality on stage to the raving fans. However, the same larger-than-life characters often act very differently behind the scenes. Whether it's quietly having fun with fellow celebrities or releasing the remnants of their inner child in zany ways, even music legends do silly things. Here are behind-the-scenes moments from some of music's biggest stars that you'd never believe could exist.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) was established by Proclamation of the Hawaiian Kingdom Council of Regency on June 17, 2019, yet there has been no coverage in either the mainstream media or the alternative media. Most people are simply not aware that the Hawaiian Islands have been under a prolonged and illegal occupation by the United States since January 17, 1893.

Did the prominent monk, writer, social critic, and opponent of the American role in the Vietnam War, Thomas Merton, strangely succumb to a faulty fan while attending a monastic conference in Bangkok, Thailand?  That’s what Associated Press reporter, John T. Wheeler, reported with a dateline of Bangkok on the day of the death, December 10, 1968.  One can read that same characterization of the event even today on the web site of Merton’s home Abbey of Gethsemani, near Bardstown, Kentucky.